History Of Abuja Explosions Starting From 2010

 Monday morning explosion at Abuja crowded bus station, which has according to police already claimed lives of 71 people and left 124 injured (however, various resources still differ in the number of casualties), is the direst bombing the country capital has suffered to date.

2010

October 1: The first attack in Abuja took place during Independence Day celebrations; two cars exploded killing no fewer than 12 people. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), which says it is fighting for a fairer distribution of oil revenue, claimed responsibility for the bombing.

2011

April 8: An explosion at Suleija, near Abuja, just several hours before the parliamentary polls. 13 died, dozens of people sustained serious injuries.

May 29: A series of explosions follow the inauguration of President Goodluck Jonathan. One of the attack involved bombs that ripped through a crowded beer garden in Abuja suburbs. No casualties, several people sustained minor injuries.

August 26: Thea attack carried out by Boko Haram insurgents at the United Nations headquarters in Abuja. As a result of the bombing 26 people died.

December 25: The bloodiest series of the end-of-the-year attacks on Christmas church services and on police targets killed 49 people. Boko Haram sect claimed responsibility.

2012

April 26: The first attack on country’s media, which was carried out by suicide bomber at the Abuja bureau of a top newspaper. An attempted car bombing was also made at another of its offices. Nine people killed.

2014

April 14: Explosion at Nyanya bus station killing 71 people and 124 injured, many victims are currently in hospitals in critical condition. No group has taken responsibility for the attack, still Boko Haram are among the major suspects

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